Serving the High Plains

Articles from the August 1, 2018 edition


Sorted by date  Results 1 - 14 of 14

  • Local man sentenced to 10 years

    Thomas Garcia|Aug 1, 2018

    TUCUMCARI - A Tucumcari man will spend 10 years in prison after being sentenced Wednesday in the 10th Judicial District Court for charges of criminal sexual penetration involving two minors. Anthony Groomas, 29, appeared before District Judge Albert J. Mitchell, who sentenced Groomas to 10 years behind bars based upon his convictions and results of his 60-day pre-sentencing evaluation in the Department of Corrections. An investigation headed by Attorney General Hector Balderas' office led to...

  • Arson charges levied

    Thomas Garcia|Aug 1, 2018

    TUCUMCARI - A Tucumcari man is facing felony arson charges after allegedly admitting to setting a neighbor's residence on fire after a dispute. Andrew McKinney, 36, is currently held without bond at the Quay County Detention Center on a charge of second degree Arson (over $20,000). McKinney was arrested on July 22, after Tucumcari Police Department Officers responded to the 800 block of East Laughlin Avenue for a report of a deliberate structure fire. According to a criminal complaint filed by...

  • And they're off ...

    David Grieder, Eastern New Mexico News|Aug 1, 2018

    For Warren Frost, confident in Tucumcari’s qualifications for the state’s next racino, it’s “the more the merrier.” That was his reaction to Monday’s news that eight groups have applied to the New Mexico Racing Commission for a racetrack/casino. Of the entities that submitted “letters of intent,” by the deadline at end of business day Monday, three had eyes for Clovis, two for Raton, and one each for Tucumcari, Las Vegas and Lordsburg. Final applications are due Aug. 17 for the state’s sixth and final racino license, which has gone unused s...

  • Police: Argument leads to stabbing

    Thomas Garcia|Aug 1, 2018

    TUCUMCARI - A man was arrested, while another was airlifted to an Amarillo hospital after being stabbed during an argument at an apartment complex in Tucumcari, according to the Tucumcari Police Department. Joseph Montano, 54, was booked into the Quay County Detention Center on July 24, on the charges of: Aggravated battery (great bodily harm), tampering with evidence, negligent use of a deadly weapon and resisting, evading, or obstructing an officer. At 2 p.m. that day, officers responded to a...

  • Lumpkin honored, mayor pro tem named

    Steve Hansen|Aug 1, 2018

    A single rose in a vase marked the place where the mayor pro tem, Tucumcari District 4 Commissioner Robert Lumpkin, would have sat at Thursday's city commission meeting. Lumpkin passed away on July 17, and the commission spent some time to honor Lumpkin's memory at Thursday's meeting. Lumpkin's daughter Shannon Lumpkin addressed the meeting. Her father was "passionate about what he could do in the city. He was all about the people." She told of walking with Lumpkin at Sipapu Lodge as she...

  • Menus - Aug. 1

    Aug 1, 2018

    The following are the menus for the Tucumcari and Logan senior centers in Quay County for today through August 8: Senior centers Coffee, tea and milk served daily Logan Thursday: Chicken spaghetti, beets, salad with dressing, garlic bread, peanut butter cookie Friday: Red chili beef enchiladas, pinto beans, crackers, vanilla pudding Monday: Chili dog, baked potato wedges, mixed vegetables, honey dew Tuesday: Pork ribs, coleslaw, spinach, bread, margarine, apricots, applesauce cake Wednesday: Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes with gravy,...

  • Jail log - Aug. 1

    Aug 1, 2018

    The following individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from July 24 - July 30: • Antonio Lopez, 18, aggravated battery against a household member • Pete Risper, 43, warrant • Michael Armijo, 28, probation violation • Elaura Chavez, 22, warrant • Joseph Montano, 54, aggravated battery • Marie Terrazas, 21, warrant The following individuals were released from the Quay County Detention Center from July 24 - July 30: • Sixto Cordova, 64, bond • Gerald Baca, 23, bond • Pete Risper, 43, bond • Amanda Romero, 35, bond • Deandra...

  • Truth of God is certain, trustworthy

    Gordan Runyan|Aug 1, 2018

    How do you know what you know? Can you be certain about what you think you know? Is there genuine truth, and would you recognize it if it passed by? These questions sound like juvenile brain-teasers. They are, however, pretty important if we are going to be mature thinkers. Here are some more: Since scientists in America are holding symposiums on the question of whether or not our reality is really real; and, since shining lights such as Neil Degrasse Tyson have suggested there’s a 50-50 c...

  • Pages past - Aug. 1

    Aug 1, 2018

    • A joint venture by the Tucumcari police, Quay County Sheriff’s deputies and New Mexico State police led to the arrest of an escaped mental patient later identified as Gilbert Felix Romero of Denver, Colorado. The escapee was sought out for assaulting two Tucumcari men, Ray Garcia and E.N. Roberson in separate incidents on the night of Aug. 7. Romero had escaped from a mental hospital in Pueblo, Colorado, and had been in the area for 17 months. • Four graduates of Tucumcari High school left for U.S. Air Force basic training at Lackland Air F...

  • China's power move on Taiwan political bullying

    Chicago Tribune|Aug 1, 2018

    We’re searching for a description of the Chinese government’s behavior and can’t decide among bullying, extortion or coercion. The White House went with “Orwellian nonsense.” Geopolitical chutzpah also comes to mind. What Beijing did was demand that international airlines — including United, American and Delta — change their websites to pretend Taipei is no longer the capital of Taiwan. Because China claims Taiwan as Chinese territory, it doesn’t want to see any references contradicting that assertion. Therefore, book a flight on United and T...

  • Media not your enemy, Mr. Prez

    Steve Hansen|Aug 1, 2018

    On July 20, President Donald Trump sat down with New York Times Publisher Arthur Gregg Sulzberger. At Trump’s request, this meeting was “off the record.” Sulzberger is 37 years old. The president, at 72, is almost twice Sulzberger’s age. On Sunday, the one who is old enough to know better fired up the Twitter account — by which we get real-time impulses, not deliberations, from the world’s most powerful human — to break the “off-the-record” agreement. Trump tweeted he had met with Sulzberger to discuss “the vast amounts of Fake News being put...

  • Rattler reunion returns

    Thomas Garcia|Aug 1, 2018

    TUCUMCARI - Tucumcari High School alumni of different eras will come together this weekend to reminisce about the past and make new memories at the annual Rattler Reunion. This year's host is the Class of 1988, who have decided on the theme 'Rattlers Around the World,' said Sally Maestas, host class member. Maestas said the theme will highlight the Rattler alumni's global travels throughout the years. She said there have been Rattler alumni who have lived and traveled to different places since...

  • Bass fishing competition set for Ute Lake in September

    Aug 1, 2018

    QCS Staff The American Bass Anglers Tournament is set for September at Ute Lake, with two days of bass fishing competition. The tournament will be Sept. 15-16, according to a release from the city of Tucumcari. As a championship event, competitors must have qualified by participating in at least four of the previous Bass Anglers Tournaments throughout the year. The event is open to the public to attend, and begins at daybreak each day, with weigh-ins taking place mid-afternoon both days. “We welcome all competitors, spectators, and visitors t...

  • One arrested in Tuesday morning shooting

    The Staff of the Sun|Aug 1, 2018

    One person has been hospitalized, and another arrested following an early Tuesday morning shooting in Tucumcari. With the assistance of multiple agencies, Bobby Vandiver, 31, was arrested following a more than eight-hour search, said Russell Shafer, Quay County Sheriff. Vandiver has been charged with assault with intent to commit a violent felony and booked into the Quay County Detention Center where he is being held without bond. Shafer said Joseph Quintana, 30, of Tucumcari is being sought for...

Rendered 04/16/2024 15:42